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Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville – Entrepreneur Symposium for Creatives

8/18/2018 9:00:00 PM - 8/18/2018 4:00:00 PM
Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Registration ends on August 18, 2018

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The Community First Cares Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Community First Credit Union, in collaboration with the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville announce the second-year partnership to continue local artist grants and supporting business education symposiums. Community First has pledged $10,000 to fund 10 direct artist grants, a doubling of last year’s support. Community First will also continue its support of the Cultural Council’s “Every Artist is a Small Business” symposium being held for the second year.

From May 1 through July 1, Northeast Florida artists are eligible to apply for the first round of grants through the Cultural Council’s website.  Five artists will be awarded grants at the August intensive. The 2018 Entrepreneur Symposium for Creatives: Every Artist is a Small Business is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18. The day-long intensive will be held at the Ritz Theatre and Museum located at 829 N. Davis St.  Presenters for the 2018 symposium include:

  • Susan Verbeck, Chief Lending Officer, Community First Credit Union - The Art of Business Banking
  • Obi Umunna, Umunna Legal Group ( Protect Ya Neck - Legal Tips for Artists
  • Dustin Harewood, Visual Artist, Professor of Art, FSCJ Kent Campus ( - How Do You Communicate What You Do And Why You Do It?
  • Lily Kuonen, Visual Artist, Professor of Art, Jacksonville University ( - Intent & Purpose: The Drive of Creative Professionals
  • Jenese Harris, Anchor and Report, WJXT  - Networking, Building a Contact List, and Fostering Authentic Relationships
  • Eduardo Sarmiento, Visual Artist and Creative Director/VP, Brunet Garcia Advertising Agency ( - The Four Paths

The event is $15 for General Registration or $10 for Members of Community First Credit Union.  If you're not yet a member of Community First Credit Union, become a member today in three easy steps.